Definition of menstrual in English:

menstrual

adjective

  • Relating to the menses or menstruation:

    ‘menstrual blood’
    • ‘We examined whether women with irregular cycles have more menstrual symptoms than do women with regular cycles.’
    • ‘However, another study concluded that an early second injection does not change menstrual patterns.’
    • ‘Such hormones are often prescribed for painful menstrual cramps and ovarian cysts, among other problems.’
    • ‘In addition, abnormal menstrual bleeding can be controlled to some extent by the use of hormonal medications.’
    • ‘Do you think someone's behavior may be telling you about a menstrual disorder?’
    • ‘The gestational age of all women was confirmed, either by menstrual dates or by second trimester ultrasonography.’
    • ‘The menstrual status of the subjects was monitored during the study to check whether it remained unchanged.’
    • ‘Perhaps someone was using them to relieve arthritis pain, a headache or painful menstrual cramps.’
    • ‘The adolescent needs to know that the menstrual changes are not harmful.’
    • ‘An incorrect menstrual history can, of course, alter the correct interpretation of the test.’
    • ‘The roots and rhizomes are widely used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and menstrual dysfunction.’
    • ‘A sample of 2,000 women completed a questionnaire about their menstrual pain.’
    • ‘Firstly, there is a large discrepancy between women's perception of their menstrual loss and accurate measurement of the blood flow.’
    • ‘The first day of the menstrual cycle is defined as the first day of menstrual blood loss.’
    • ‘Patients may also present with chronic lower abdominal or pelvic pain, or alterations in the menstrual pattern.’
    • ‘During a normal menstrual cycle, if pregnancy does not occur, the endometrium is shed as menstrual flow.’
    • ‘In all instances, the irregular women reported more menstrual distress than did the regular women.’
    • ‘If menstrual irregularity occurs in the adolescent with bulimia, a limited evaluation is necessary.’
    • ‘Women must have sufficient iron stores to prevent iron deficiency from menstrual blood loss or pregnancy.’
    • ‘Thus, a low percentage of body fat should be seen as a signal that disordered eating and menstrual disturbances may be present’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin menstrualis, from menstruum menses, from mensis month.

Pronunciation

menstrual

/ˈmɛnstrʊəl/